Information for Wadena AFS, MN

Latitude: 46-30-55 N, Longitude: 095-06-53 W

Call Sign(s): Rip-Rap, Origin


Perm ID Sage ID JSS ID Unit Location Early
Equip.
Final
Equip.
Oper.
Date
Inact.
Date
Notes
P-17 Z-17   739 Wadena AFS, MN FPS-3/-20/-64; FPS-4; FPS-6; FPS-90 FPS-64; FPS-6 Jun-52 30-Sep-70 Located north of town. First was home to the 132nd AC&W Squadron (Minnesota ANG) which operated radar at this site from 1950 until 1952.
P-17A Z-17A     Elbow Lake, MN FPS-18   Nov-58 Dec-67 Gap-Filler Annex. The building and part of radar tower are still extant; top of the tower lies on the ground nearby.
P-17B Z-17B     Bagley, MN FPS-18   Oct-58 Jun-68 Gap-Filler Annex.
P-17C       Twin Valley, MN **         ** Gap-Filler Annex. In early ADC plans, but never was built.
P-17F       Pierz, MN **         ** Gap-Filler Annex. In original ADC plans, but never was built.

Current Use: Reportedly is now the Bell Hill Recovery Center.

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